2019-2020 Application Period Open!
We are happy to announce that the 2019-2020 PolarTREC applications for teachers, informal educators, and researchers to apply to the program is open! Applications are due Monday, 24 September 2018 by 5PM ADT. An informational webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, 29 August 2018. Register here.
George Hademenos’ Antarctic Expedition Photos
Full resolution photos are now available online for PolarTREC teacher George Hademenos’ Antarctic Automatic Weather Stations expedition to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, that took place from October 28th to November 26th, 2017.
Archive Available: PolarTREC Informational Webinar
In case you missed it, you can now view the archive from the PolarTREC Informational Webinar for both teachers and researchers. This webinar, given on 29 August 2018, gives an overview of the 2019-20 PolarTREC program, its goals and objectives, program components, the application process, and addresses questions from webinar participants.
Now Archived! PolarConnect Event with Svea Anderson
In case you missed it, you can view the archive from the PolarConnect event on 13 August 2018 with teacher Svea Anderson and researcher Dr. Donie Bret-Harte live from Toolik Field Station. More information about their research as well as journals and photos can be found here on their expedition page.
Timothy Dwyer's Antarctic Expedition Photos
Full resolution photos are now available online for PolarTREC teacher Timothy Dwyer's Polar Gigantism in Antarctica expedition to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, that took place from October 1st to December 4th, 2016.
PolarConnect Archive Available
An archive of educator Lauren Neitzke Adamo's PolarConnect event is now online. The event was broadcast live overlooking the Rhone glacier in Switzerland on 23 August 2018. Lauren was joined by researchers Dr. Lucas Zoet, Dr. Christian Helanow and Jacob Woodard as they discussed the science around "Sliding Glaciers".
PolarTREC Teacher Deanna Wheeler interviewed on Emerald Planet
PolarTREC teacher Deanna Wheeler from JC Parks Elementary School is interviewed (0:30-0:43) as a leader who is educating today's youth and future leaders about the Arctic. She discusses a few of the many activities her classes, school and community are doing to teach people about the importance of the Arctic and what they can do on a daily basis to make a difference. Also interviewed in this episode are Dr. Robert Rich, Executive Director of ARCUS and ARCUS Board Member Kaare Erickson from Utqiaġvik, Alaska.
Now Archived: PolarConnect Event with Melissa Lau
In case you missed it, you can view the archive from the PolarConnect event on 20 June 2018 with teacher Melissa Lau and researchers Jeremy May and Matthew Simon here. More information about their research as well as journals and photos can be found here on their expedition page.
May Issue of Witness Community Highlights
The May 2018 issue of Witness Community Highlights is now available online. This issue highlights the efforts of the CICE Consortium. The consortium aims to incorporate and maintain scientific sea ice model development in CICE, also known as the Community Ice CodE, and accelerate its transfer into operational applications.
Now Archived! PolarConnect Event with Keith Smith
In case you missed it, you can now view the archive from teacher Keith Smith's PolarConnect event live from Palmer Station, Antarctica. Read more about their research and what Keith is learning here.